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  • Mel Showers

    Mel Showers

    Mel Showers is the broadcast veteran in the Mobile-Pensacola television market. Mel has worked at News 5 for more than 30 years. He began his journalism career as a reporter covering many beats, including
    Mel Showers is the broadcast veteran in the Mobile-Pensacola television market. Mel has worked at News 5 for more than 30 years. He began his journalism career as a reporter covering many beats, including
  • Rose Ann Haven

    Rose Ann Haven

    Rose Ann Haven can be seen weekdays on WKRG News 5 co-anchoring the 6 pm and 10 pm newscasts with Mel Showers. Rose Ann is from Flowood, Mississippi and absolutely loves living on the Gulf Coast. Before
    Rose Ann Haven can be seen weekdays on WKRG News 5 co-anchoring the 6 pm and 10 pm newscasts with Mel Showers. Rose Ann is from Flowood, Mississippi and absolutely loves living on the Gulf Coast. Before
  • Sports Director

    Randy Patrick

    Randy Patrick

    Randy Patrick is Sports Director and prime time anchor at WKRG News 5. He has the most experience and audience familiarity of any sportscaster in the market. He started his broadcasting career in radio
    Randy Patrick is Sports Director and prime time anchor at WKRG News 5. He has the most experience and audience familiarity of any sportscaster in the market. He started his broadcasting career in radio
  • Devon Walsh

    Devon Walsh

    Devon Walsh wakes up early to anchor WKRG News Five This Morning from 5-7AM with Bill Riales and John Nodar. She also anchors News Five at noon. Devon is thrilled to be back at the station where she got
    Devon Walsh wakes up early to anchor WKRG News Five This Morning from 5-7AM with Bill Riales and John Nodar. She also anchors News Five at noon. Devon is thrilled to be back at the station where she got
  • Bill Riales

    Bill Riales

    Bill Riales is morning co-anchor along with Devon Walsh and John Nodar; and a digital journalist for News 5. That means he gets to do what he has done his entire career--report, shoot, edit, produce his
    Bill Riales is morning co-anchor along with Devon Walsh and John Nodar; and a digital journalist for News 5. That means he gets to do what he has done his entire career--report, shoot, edit, produce his
  • Avery Cotton

    Avery Cotton

    Avery Cotton

    Avery Cotton is the Weekend Anchor for WKRG News 5. A Daphne native, Avery is thrilled at the opportunity to work in her hometown on the Gulf Coast.

  • Chad Petri

    Chad Petri

    Chads from a little suburban community halfway between Baltimore and Washington DC known as Ellicott City, Maryland. After graduating college, he took his first job as the chief cook and bottle washer
    Chads from a little suburban community halfway between Baltimore and Washington DC known as Ellicott City, Maryland. After graduating college, he took his first job as the chief cook and bottle washer
  • Debbie Williams

    Debbie Williams

    A native Alabamian with roots in Coffee County, Debbie was a familiar voice for years at WLWI-FM in Montgomery where she was morning Anchor and News Director. From there, she went on to serve as News Director
    A native Alabamian with roots in Coffee County, Debbie was a familiar voice for years at WLWI-FM in Montgomery where she was morning Anchor and News Director. From there, she went on to serve as News Director
  • Pat Peterson

    Pat Peterson

    Pat Peterson is an award-winning reporter covering the Baldwin County beat from our Foley newsroom. Pat has been with WKRG since February, 2001, where he worked in Mobile as an Assignment Editor and News
    Pat Peterson is an award-winning reporter covering the Baldwin County beat from our Foley newsroom. Pat has been with WKRG since February, 2001, where he worked in Mobile as an Assignment Editor and News
  • Tiffany McCall

    Tiffany McCall

    Tiffany McCall is a digital journalist at News 5. She joined WKRG in August 2011 as a Technology Reporter/Web Producer. Tiffany earned her journalism degree from Georgia State University in Atlanta. While in Atlanta...
    Tiffany McCall is a digital journalist at News 5. She joined WKRG in August 2011 as a Technology Reporter/Web Producer. Tiffany earned her journalism degree from Georgia State University in Atlanta. While in Atlanta...
  • Allen Carter

    Allen Carter

    Allen Carter comes to the Gulf Coast from the Golden State, California. He received his degree from California State University, Northridge in Broadcast Journalism and is thrilled to be working along the sunny Gulf Coast.
    Allen Carter comes to the Gulf Coast from the Golden State, California. He received his degree from California State University, Northridge in Broadcast Journalism and is thrilled to be working along the sunny Gulf Coast.
  • Ashley Knight

    Ashley Knight

    Ashley joined the News 5 team in November 2012. She came to WKRG after working as an anchor/reporter for six years at the Fox affiliate in Albany, Georgia. 
    Ashley joined the News 5 team in November 2012. She came to WKRG after working as an anchor/reporter for six years at the Fox affiliate in Albany, Georgia. 
  • Peter Albrecht

    Peter Albrecht

    Peter Albrecht is thrilled to be back at WKRG-TV! He brings nearly twenty years of covering the Gulf Coast to the News 5 team. Peter anchors News 5 at 5pm and also reports as part of the News 5 Investigates team. 
    Peter Albrecht is thrilled to be back at WKRG-TV! He brings nearly twenty years of covering the Gulf Coast to the News 5 team. Peter anchors News 5 at 5pm and also reports as part of the News 5 Investigates team. 
  • JB Biunno

    JB Biunno

    J.B. is an award-winning technology reporter coming to the Gulf Coast all the way from New York
    J.B. is an award-winning technology reporter coming to the Gulf Coast all the way from New York
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  • Chief Meteorologist at WKRG

    Alan Sealls

    Alan Sealls

    Alan Sealls is Chief Meteorologist at WKRG-TV. He has over two decades of experience in TV. Alan not only holds bachelors and masters degrees in meteorology from Cornell and Florida State, but he also
  • Meteorologist at WKRG

    John Nodar

    John Nodar

    Meteorologist John Nodar has worked in broadcasting--both television and radio--for the past 31 years. 25 of those years have been with WKRG-TV, where he is weather anchor for the morning and noon broadcasts.
  • Meteorologist at WKRG

    Jonathan Owens

    Jonathan Owens

    Jonathan Owens is a meteorologist/science and nature reporter at WKRG. His travels to find work have taken him to 4 states so far. He happily landed at WKRG in December 2010.
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